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A queue! A real queue for an Apple release!

By johnboy 1 November 2013 37

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BlameMonkey’s life has been enhanced with the latest fondleslab:

Arrived at 7:45, doors opened at 8, I was in by 8:20 and out now with new ipad.

Goosepig is being a horrible person and making me wait for Christmas for a new iPad Mini.

It’s like being dead.

What’s Your opinion?


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zllauh 11:54 am 27 Jul 15

now just wait for I7 release. everyone has gone nuts even though after steve jobs, there isn’t much innovation in apple products apart from design.

c_c™ 3:29 pm 02 Nov 13

johnboy said :

kindle these days will give you the dead tree page number as well as their own location system.

From what I can tell, it’s on some books and there’s no way to tell before you buy the book. Good on Amazon for getting something rolled out but still not there with it. And even if it were improved, I’d still be averse to locking myself in to Amazon’s walled garden, where my books aren’t actually mine to own and are stuck with DRM that might brick them anytime.

Jethro 9:48 pm 01 Nov 13

Barcham said :

Also lining up for nerdy things like this tends to be really fun. There’s a bit of a sense of community going, a lot of excitement in the air. I’ve never queued for an Apple product but I always line up for the next big console release.

I took you as the sort who’d steal an iThingy.

Sandman 9:46 pm 01 Nov 13

Tooks said :

Walk in at 10am and they’d probably be in and out without waiting at all.

Those people will all be hard at work by 10am. Unlike the hipster anti-sheople.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:47 pm 01 Nov 13

iPads rule.

c_c™ 4:35 pm 01 Nov 13

Jim Jones said :

c_c™ said :

For students, it’s unfortunately useless because ebooks have yet to implement a standardised page numbering system because of their variable sized text. (Amazon was talking about introducing such a thing, not sure what happened with it though).

Legitimate question – why is this an issue? Referencing perhaps? Never had a problem with referencing ebooks myself (it’s similar to referencing a URL).

Yep, referencing. Can’t give a pin point reference and markers won’t accept a foot note without the pin point, whether it’s Chicago or MLA over in arts or AGLC over in law.

    johnboy 4:45 pm 01 Nov 13

    kindle these days will give you the dead tree page number as well as their own location system.

goosepig 4:22 pm 01 Nov 13

I think ‘practical’, rather than ‘horrible’.

astrojax 4:03 pm 01 Nov 13

c_c™ said :

watto23 said :

I’d prefer to see a couple of extra inches on the screen.

i’d rekkun some of the regulars here could point you to a few websites for that…

Jim Jones 3:52 pm 01 Nov 13

c_c™ said :

For students, it’s unfortunately useless because ebooks have yet to implement a standardised page numbering system because of their variable sized text. (Amazon was talking about introducing such a thing, not sure what happened with it though).

Legitimate question – why is this an issue? Referencing perhaps? Never had a problem with referencing ebooks myself (it’s similar to referencing a URL).

DrKoresh 3:48 pm 01 Nov 13

Ew gross. Why are people so gross?

c_c™ 3:44 pm 01 Nov 13

watto23 said :

Although I do enjoy the convenience of the iPad to consume books, news etc etc.

Now books is an interesting feature of the iPad. For students, it’s unfortunately useless because ebooks have yet to implement a standardised page numbering system because of their variable sized text. (Amazon was talking about introducing such a thing, not sure what happened with it though).

And for general users, the issue is that iPads like all tablets use transmissive displays, not reflective displays, which can cause more eye strain, particularly in low light environments (because of the difference between ambient light and the backlight).

Magazines are an attractive use, and using an iPad as a photo editing accessory (a bit like Wacom’s Cintiq series tablets that I’ve long drooled over) is also a nice prospect, but for both I’d prefer to see a couple of extra inches on the screen.

watto23 3:35 pm 01 Nov 13

Whether you are an apple fan or not, they do make quality products and they sell them well. I bet nearly every other company in the world wishes they had the same success of late.

Tablets and PDA’s were around long before Apple created the iPad. Now everyone makes tablets, just that Apple marketed it to the masses.

I went to Woden to get a new iPad (significant upgrade of my iPad 2 which they still sell!)

Big W and JB hifi haven’t got them yet. I think DJ’s had them was what the JB guy said, but i can wait. If I can get it from Big W i’ll get extra frequent flyer points too and save money!

But yeah my iPad doesn’t replace my laptop thats for sure. Although I do enjoy the convenience of the iPad to consume books, news etc etc.

dtc 3:23 pm 01 Nov 13

c_c™ said :

Even having done Apple’s training, which includes a psychological component about how to sell their products, I still can’t work out the iPad’s attraction.

Games

And all those times when you arent using the keyboard etc (try surfing the net on the couch with a laptop vs with an ipad)

Start up times.

But I agree – trying to make an ipad fit around your work needs is the wrong way to go.

Solidarity 3:04 pm 01 Nov 13

Grrrr said :

Solidarity said :

In-part because an Apple ][e or Macintosh 128k / 512k cost about the same as a new Corolla! Maybe more, after you got a few peripherals ..

I’m not that old. I’m just outlining my buying experiences of my G5 iMac.

Grrrr 2:57 pm 01 Nov 13

Solidarity said :

In-part because an Apple ][e or Macintosh 128k / 512k cost about the same as a new Corolla! Maybe more, after you got a few peripherals ..

nhand42 2:55 pm 01 Nov 13

Deref said :

ZOMG!!!! IT’S BLUE AND ONE MILLIMETRE BIGGER! I MUST SELL ALL I HAVE AND BUY ONE IMMEDIATELY!

Are you so pov that you can’t just buy one with spare cash?

They’re not expensive. That’s “cash in the wallet” territory.

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